Day 1
May 24, 2023
Day 2
May 25, 2023
7:00 am - 8:45 am

Pre-Event Networking

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Introduction

Advisory Council
National Anthem

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Welcome Remarks / Keynote

AYISAT AGBAJE-OKUNADE
Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Development Partnership and Economic planning

Milestone initiatives and accomplishments of the Lagos state innovative Development Partnership and Economic Masterplan

Keynote Address(es)

KASHIFU INUWA ABDULLAHI
Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA
Lorien Gamaroff
CEO of Centbee

Public Sector:
Elevating National Policy on Financial Inclusion, Consumer Protection and Cybersecurity (Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG, National Information Technology Development Agency)

Private Sector
Analysing the Impact of Platform and Big Techs regulation on the financial system across Africa (Lorien Gamaroff – CEO, Centbee)

ESG & Regulatory reporting

Enobong Shittu
Corporate Governance Lead, DLA Piper Africa
Alfred Mthimkhulu
Executive Director at Bard Santner Investors Private Limited
Mona Zoet
Founder and CEO of RegPac Revolution

Building a culture of change towards more responsible behaviour with regard to investment and regulatory reporting.

*ESG Risk Compliance and Creating Long Term Value for impact investment
*Achieving an integrated compliance by design’ approach - enforcing compliance and regulatory reporting needs
*Ethical governance and compliance in the digital age: The future of digital regulatory intelligence & Reporting

Track: Payment modernization & Emerging technologies

Alexandra Nyamoya Boyi
Associate Producer, Africa Tech Roundup
Juliet Ongwae, PhD
Senior SupTech Specialist, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
Mr. Yilebes Addis
CEO of EthSwitch S.C.
DR. YELE OKEREMI
CEO Precise Financial Systems (PFS)

How can new technology enable innovation that leads to better outcomes for consumers, banks, and regulators?
*Analysing the Impact of Platforms and Big Techs regulation on the payments system across Africa
*Reinventing payments platform and operations with hybrid cloud and AI solutions and technology services
*Combining Regulatory Technologies for Maximum Impact: Exploring Synergies within Machine Learning, Blockchain, AI, IoT, Big Data

12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

Break

Track: Competition & Consumer protection

Mary Gichuki
Advocacy Manager Mobile Money GSMA
Paul Adams
Director, Consumer Protection Research Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action
Sheila Senfuma Nakanyike
Head of programme- Digital Finance – Consumers International
Dr Mark Yama Tampuri Jnr
Lecturer, Academic City College / President, Ghana Fintech Academic Network
Jenny Radziwolek
CEO of Regxelerator

Access to Finance: Promises and pitfalls of digital lending in emerging markets

*Redefining client journeys and developing more customer-oriented value propositions
*Stop Talking Digital, Start Talking Experience: Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm

Break

Track: Remittances & Cross-border regulations

Mary Gichuki
Advocacy Manager Mobile Money GSMA
Tunji Odumuboni
Executive Director - Africa at EMTECH
Osita Enwe
FinTech Lawyer and Partner at SRJ
Nolwazi Hlophe
Senior Fintech Specialist, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa.

Financial Inclusion: Impacts of Digital remittances and Cross-border payments in emerging countries

*Emerging markets: Regulatory developments in cross-border remittance
*Perspectives from International Money Transfer Operators
*Enabling low cost remittances in Africa
*Enhancing cross-border digital remittance data for inclusion and economic well-being

3:30 pm - 12:00 am

Presentation

Mateo Jarrin Cuvi
Global Manager for Partners & Media at The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance

AGRC Level 3 Certifications

Fintechs & Ecosystem

Nick Cook
Chief Innovation Officer at Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR).
Bukola Ajayi
GM, Architecture and Engineering
Tunji Odumuboni
Executive Director - Africa at EMTECH
Isa Aliyu
MD, Unlimint Nigeria // Vice Chairman of Licensed Mobile Payment Operators of Nigeria (ALMPO).
Nafisa Usman
Regulatory & Financial Technology Specialist
Martin Kwame Awagah
President of the Ghana Fintech and Payments Association

Financial regulation in the age of the platform economy
*How Regulatory Sandbox is shaping digital innovation

Platform businesses allow for collaboration with non-traditional partners and bring together different categories of customers, in the financial context savers and investors or lenders and borrowers, creating large, scalable networks of users. Their entry into finance promises potential benefits to consumers in the form of new products, lower prices, wider choice, and enhanced consumer experience. At the same time, their new business models and technologies potentially threaten the dominant position of traditional financial services providers and create challenges for regulators.

4:45 pm - 4:50 pm

Wrap-up, Closing Remarks, Conference Adjourns

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Pre-Event Networking

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Introduction -National Anthem

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Matteo Rizzi
Conference Chair

Elevating National Policy on Financial Inclusion, Consumer Protection and Cybersecurity: Private Sector Perspectives

Keynote Presentations

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Phillip .K. Chitalu
Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Zambia
Mubanga Kondolo Jr.
Manager for Financial Inclusion at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Zambia
(Engr.) Augustine Kaonyegwachie Nwaulune
Director, Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission.

Public Sector (I)
Elevating National Policy on Financial Inclusion, Consumer Protection and Cybersecurity: Telecommunications Regulator Perspectives (Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, CEO NCC, represented by:
Augustine Nwaulune, Director, Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission. )

Public Sector (II)
Elevating National Policy on Financial Inclusion, Consumer Protection and Cybersecurity: Capital Market Regulator Perspectives (Phillip K Chitalu
CEO, SEC Zambia, represented by:
Mubanga Kondolo Jr., Head, Financial Inclusion, Securities and Exchange Commission, Zambia.)

Track: Data & Transaction monitoring

Patrick Boscher
RegTech Pioneer & Ex. Global Head of Compliance Transformation & Innovation for the Allianz Group
James Gabriel Claude
CEO of Global Voice Group
Juliet Wangui Maina
Senior Manager, Regulatory and Public Policy at M-PESA Africa
Frederick Asumanu
Director (Policy Regulations), Financial Inclusion Forum Africa and Head, Market Regulation Unit at the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana
(Engr.) Augustine Kaonyegwachie Nwaulune
Director, Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission.

Data and Policy Decisions: How Governments can harness the power of RegTechs
Data Management & Analytics: Driving Domestic revenue mobilization through technology
Transforming risk management, oversight and compliance enforcement remits
Minimizing leakages and maximizing governments’ regulatory capacities.

10:20 am - 11:20 am

Track: AML & Financial Crimes

Prosper Simbarashe Maguchu
Founder, African Anti Money Laundering Institute (AAMLI)
Nneka Nwaka
Chief Compliance officer, Interswitch Group

Public partnerships in the fight against money laundering and countering financing of terrorism in emerging countries of Africa

*Mitigating the risk of money laundering and combating financial crimes using AI
*Trends in Money laundering techniques and AML compliance
*Illegal wildlife trafficking and illicit money flows
*Investigating Financial Crime and Fraud: Technology Showcase

11:25 am - 12:00 am

Break

Track: Mobile money & Agency Banking

Hugo Pacheco
Chief Product & Growth Officer at Papersoft
Frederick Asumanu
Director (Policy Regulations), Financial Inclusion Forum Africa and Head, Market Regulation Unit at the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana
Winnie Wambugu
Mobile Money Regulatory Specialist at GSMA
Branka Mracajac
Chief Executive Officer, 9PSB

From policy to impact: Unlocking the Potential of a $1 Trillion Mobile Money Market in Africa.

1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

Presentation: GSMA Mobile Money Financial Literacy Toolkit

Mary Gichuki
Advocacy Manager Mobile Money GSMA
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Break

Track: CyberSecurity & Privacy

Samuel Asiyanbola
Associate Director in the Cyber and Privacy practice of KPMG Nigeria
Nneka Nwaka
Chief Compliance officer, Interswitch Group
Femi Jaiyeola
Group Chief Conduct & Compliance Officer of Access Bank

How should banks grapple with regulation when crafting their cloud strategy?

*Emphasizing cybersecurity while protecting consumer data privacy
*Complying with data/privacy regulations: A security-first approach
*Challenges and opportunities of complying with cybersecurity regulations
*Digital Integrity & your cloud compliant strategy

Track: Virtual Assets

Ayn du Bazane
Senior Fintech Analyst at the South African Reserve Bank
Nolwazi Hlophe
Senior Fintech Specialist, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa.
Loretta Joseph
Co-Chair of IDAXA, and Chair Australian Digital Finance Standards Council
Dr Raoul Herborg
Managing Director, CBDC Unit at Giesecke+Devrient

Do CBDCs Hold the Promise of Digital Trust? The Case for Low-and-Middle Income Economies

*Achieving an open, safe and competitive monetary system that supports innovation.
*Which Type of Digital Currency for Financial Inclusion?
*Virtual assets and virtual asset service providers – evolving compliance strategies to reduce risk

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks, Wrap-up, Vote of Thanks

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